NWS: EF1 tornado hit Scott, Alexander counties Wed. night - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

NWS: EF1 tornado hit Scott, Alexander counties Wed. night

(Source: Allison Twaits/KFVS) (Source: Allison Twaits/KFVS)
Several trees were snapped in half with large branches scattering yards. Several trees were snapped in half with large branches scattering yards.
Twisted metal covered yards and was even found wrapped around a tree. Twisted metal covered yards and was even found wrapped around a tree.
A swath of corn stalks was pushed down in a field. A swath of corn stalks was pushed down in a field.
KELSO, MO (KFVS) -

The National Weather Service confirms an EF1 tornado hit Scott County, Mo. and Alexander County, Ill. Wednesday night.

The tornado traveled 6.5 miles and was 125 yards wide. Winds reached speeds of 90-95 miles per hour.

The tornado carved a path of destruction just outside Kelso, Mo.

Downed trees blocked some streets in Thebes, Ill.

It happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday on County Road 311.  

Twisted metal covered yards and was even found wrapped around a tree.

One man says two sheds on his property were destroyed.  

Several trees were snapped in half with large branches scattering yards.

The radar indicated tornado also left a path through a cornfield and brought with it trees from a home a few yards away.

One crew with SEMO Electric Cooperative said they worked throughout the night to restore power to area residents.  

Because of the weather, people like Calvin Diebold could not get a good night's sleep. 

After the power went out, he had to knock out a window to get to the generator to pump water out of his son’s basement.

"The deepest is probably only about an inch, but it’s finished all of the carpeting inside." Diebold said.

A number of people lost power, but are told it is now back on.

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